March 2019

Fashion Sewing Club

March 2019


Lef: Christine Jonson moto, AngelaWolf Tee, Christine Jonson Split Hem Pant Middle: Pamela’s Pattern Perfect Tank, Pamela’s Pattern Magic Pencil Skirt Right: Butterick 6208
Left: Pamela’s Pattern Twinset Cardigan, Simplicity 8386, Simplicity 8745 skirt Middle: New Look 6381, New Look 6108 Right: Vogue 9358, Butterick 6208
Left: Simplicity 8386, New Look 6108 Middle: Pamela’s Pattern Draped Cardigan, Pamela’s Patterns Perfect Tank, , Christine Jonson Split Hem Pants. Right: Christine Jonson Moto, Pamela’s Pattern’s Tank, and Magic Pencil Skirt

Capsule Wardrobe:  Loosely followed Nancy Nix Rice’s Wardrobe Worksheet to create a cohesive, interchangeable wardrobe in my personal color palette.  Used basic patterns and easy care fabrics to maximize wearability.   


Christine Jonson Split Hem Pants:  Double knit  

  • 1.  Available as a PDF pattern only from her website:
  • 2.  Recommend sizing up (one size).   
  • 3. Love center seams in front and back and the split hem is a great style


4.  Added 2 ½ inches in length.  

Christine Jonson Basewear Two (pencil skirt)-  Dress knit

  • 1.  Runs small, size up.
  • 2.  Added lining due to weight of fabric.
  • 3.  Would like better in a more substantial/beefy fabric.   

New Look 6381 Palozzo Pants – Nylon spandex print

  • 1. This fabric was my inspiration piece for my capsule wardrobe- all colors flowed from my personal color fan
  • 2. Used 3 inch wide elastic (what I had on hand).  Next time would use 2 inch.  
  • 3. Lengthened to accommodate wedge sandals, but wasn’t necessary.  I love wearing wide-legged pants with heels.  

Simplicity 8745 Knit Skirt with Flounce– Nylon Spandex print

  • 1.  Sewed view D with flounce.
  • 2.  Left hem raw 


New Look 6108 Cowl neck tank–  Nylon Spandex print

  • 1.  Sewed view C.
  • 2.  Fabulous pattern-great fit and very flattering!
  • 3.  Cowl is finished with a facing-gives it a clean look and is very functional. 
  • 4.  Highly recommend this pattern for wardrobe staples.  

Pamela’s Patterns The Perfect Tank Top–  Dress knit

  • 1.  Great basic fitting tank with flattering V neckline.
  • 2.  The straps are wide enough to cover bra straps-instructions provided if needing to widen more.    
  • 3. Darted version included for those with fuller busts.  


Pamela’s Patterns Cool Cardigans-Draped Front– Dress knit

  • 1.  Shortened armscye by ~5/8 by tucking.  
  • 2.  Used SewKeyse double sided fusible stay tape for front, but would not next time-too much body.   

Vogue 9358 Marci Tilton Shrug-Activewear knit

  • 1. Sewed per pattern and loved the fit, the angled front and cropped back.  
  • 2. Flattering for my body shape.


Butterick 6206-Activewear knit

1. Sewed per pattern but shorted to knee length.

Debbie’s Garments:

Border Print Dress-New Look 6145, View C, Textured Stretch Woven with viscose with Lycra

New Look 6145
  1.  Shortened 3/8” between bust and shoulders and overall length 2”.
  2. Cut pattern on the cross grain to take advantage of the border band.
  3. Constructed garment as a knit. 
  4. Omitted zipper, interfacing and facing. Stitched rs of collar to ws of neck edge.

Asymmetrical Overlap Tee with Buttons-McCalls 7247, View B. cotton interlock for overlap and one sleeve, jersey rayon/spandex for remainder.

McCalls 7247
  1. Reduced width of band by one inch. 
  2. Constructed tee following pattern and added 5 buttons.
  3. Quick and easy sew!

Tee-shirt with Shaped Hem and Contrast Sleeves-Vogue 9057, View E

Vogue 9057
  • This is a tried and true pattern that has great fit and lots of design options.
  • Another quick and easy sew.

Iris Knit Top-Busan Top by Itch to Stitch, Heathered Jersey, with poly, viscose and spandex

Itch to Stitch Busan Top
  1. Shortened length by one inch. 
  2. I feel this pattern runs large so be sure to compare your measurements to finished measurements. I went down 2 sizes.
  3. I especially like the narrow shoulder and will copy that with other favorite tees.

Pants – Burda 7058. This is my favorite pants pattern at the moment. It is suited for wovens and stretch wovens , however this time I tried a heavy weight Ponte and am pleased with the results. I omitted the zipper and copied a ready-to-wear method for an elastic waist.

Kristin’s Garments:

Serape Lounging Sweater, Hot Patterns 1242

Fleeced sweater knit/ponte for bands

Hot Patterns 1242
  1. Omitted bottom band and added slits and a two level hem.
  2. Used wool thread in looper of overlock for topstitching.
  3. Stitched down the front overlap.

Favorite Raglan Turtleneck

Butterick 6389, rayon knit

Butterick 6389
  1. Made to pattern-love the knit bands at wrist

Ruffled Tee

Burda 6367

Burda 6367
  1. Made to pattern